Groceries

At this time, PRC is providing on-site only, no-contact emergency food and financial assistance. Art, job workshops, computer and literacy classes have transitioned to virtual classes. Visit Modified Food Hours to see current PRC food schedule.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information:      ages 5-11, ages 12+, booster shots, and first/second doses vaccine information is available here.

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The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is now accepting applications for the Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF).

Eligible households will be able to apply for up to $30,000 in free assistance
to pay …

  • past due mortgage payments
  • property taxes
  • property insurance
  • delinquent homeowner and/or condo association fees.

Click here for details. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2022.

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Computer Training

Improve your computer skills by registering for one of our computer training classes!

We have many to choose from and all start the week of June 6, 2022!

Click here for details.

What We Do

Food Pantry

Our pantry offers a variety of fresh, quality food to meet families’ choices and nutritional needs, and connects people with other services and resources.

Refurbished Computers & Training

From homework to finding a job, computers have become an essential tool in everyday life. We all need technology and skills to thrive in the digital age.

Our free Refurbished Computers and Training Programs help you gain the skills and tools you need in this digital world.

Social Services

People’s Resource Center offers social services, financial assistance, and emergency rent and mortgage assistance to qualifying clients. We connect with neighbors at risk of homelessness, to develop strategies to stay housed and stable.

Financial Assistance and Social Services

Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Job Assistance

Our neighbors seek to build and improve employment skills. The Job Assistance program at People’s Resource Center helps unemployed and underemployed residents of DuPage County find a job. We provide free workshops and one-on-one job search coaching.

Art Program

Art helps us express ourselves in both times of challenge and times of joy. People’s Resource Center offers free art classes for DuPage County residents. Classes include painting, ceramics, collage, and more.

Adult Learning & Literacy

Inclusive and informed communities are strong communities. The Adult Learning and Literacy program offers free instruction in English, math, and reading, as well as preparation for GED and citizenship tests. Learning occurs in classrooms, small groups, and one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors.

Clothes Closet

People’s Resource Center clients may shop in our Clothes Closet for free, gently-used, seasonal clothing for men, women, and children.

Clothes Closet

How You Can Help

Support PRC by becoming a volunteer.
Support PRC with your donations.
Participate in various events for PRC.

Upcoming Events

Upcycled Vase Art Workshop

05/07/2022
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Join us for an in-person workshop and learn to make a vase out of a recyled bottle or jar! We will use paint and decorate paper to create our vases. Participants will need to provide a glass bottle or jar to use but all other supplies will be provided. The workshop is open...
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Spring Birds Art Workshop (virtual)

05/11/2022
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Adults and children ages 5 and up with an accompanying adult are invited to join PRC on Zoom for this workshop. Attendees will learn to make these spring birds out of paper and have them land on dining tables, end tables or mantles to welcome spring. PRC can deliver needed materials or you can...

Race to the Flag

05/29/2022
8:00 am
This is a chip-timed 5K Run/Walk benefiting People’s Resource Center in Westmont, and honoring our veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. Runners, walkers and strollers (line up at end of starting corral) are all encouraged. Pets (unless service animals), bikes, skates, scooters and any other wheeled...

Our Impact

For over 45 years, People’s Resource Center has greeted everyone with dignity, respect and compassion – and is a responsible steward of our resources.  PRC meets people where they are, every day.  In 2019, we reached nearly 25,000 neighbors with emergency help and empowering programs.  And everything PRC does is made possible by the over 2,600 inspiring volunteers and dedicated supporters who encourage us in our important work.

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